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Sex trafficking wasn't a major concern in the early 1980s, when Beth Jacobs was a teenager. If you were a prostitute, the thinking went, it was your choice.

Jacobs thought that too, right up until she came to, on the lot of a dark truck stop one night. She says she had asked a friendly-seeming man for a ride home that afternoon.

The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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May 7, 2013

Alabama lawmakers are one step from letting voters decide, at least in theory, whether to make it harder for government to adopt restrictions on firearms.  A proposed constitutional amendment would apply a judicial standard strict scrutiny to any limits on possessing weapons.  The proposal cleared a Senate committee Tuesday.  It must pass the full Senate before it goes on a statewide ballot.  The bill repeats what the U.S. Supreme Court already requires under recent decisions striking down local weapons bans. 

Tornado Damaged Schools

State legislators are inching closer to providing money to fix public schools hit by tornadoes in 2011 and 2012.  The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee voted unanimously Tuesday for legislation that would allow the state to sell $30 million in bonds.  It now goes to the full Senate for consideration.  The bill has already passed the House. 

Garard Trial

An Alabama judge refused to set bond for Joyce Garard as she awaits trial in the death of her nine-year-old granddaughter, who prosecutors say was run to death.  Circuit Judge William Ogletree made the decision during a Tuesday morning court hearing in Gadsden. 

Cold Case

A Tuscaloosa man jailed in the 1999 slaying of a 21-year-old Tuscaloosa woman has pleaded guilty to murder, finally resolving the cold case crime.  Authorities say 40-year-old Eric Harton entered the plea Monday.